Marrakech is known as the “red city” or the “ocher city”.

Much of its color comes from the local red sandstone used in the construction.

Although flat, it is located near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and offers wonderful mountain views from the south.

Originally a community of Berber farmers, this area evolved into a city almost 1000 years ago.

It became the capital of the region and was ruled by 4 different dynasties over the next 4 centuries.

In the 16th century, it became the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco and is now known as one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco .

So many things to see in Marrakech! Djeema el Fna Square, now on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the highlights of a trip to Marrakech. It is lively at any time of the day or night.

The souks are to the north of the square. There are various types of handicrafts, ranging from carpets to woodwork, silver and marble.

The old palaces of the sultans, which have been rebuilt and restored, are steeped in history and have a long story to tell.

The Koutoubia Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Marrakech and located southwest of the medina, and the Majorelle Garden, a botanical garden designed in the 1920s by expatriate artist Jacques Majorelle.

In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge bought the garden and thus preserved it for posterity. It now houses a Berber museum. The garden is now in trust.

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